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SWM 42 Midwest. Looking for partner in life and love.

 
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I have an older post on here from 2 years ago but I can't seem to edit or delete it, so I'll try again here.

Believe it or not I met my last serious relationship on here, so I guess Im crossing my fingers that lightning will strike twice.

I'm 42 and without children, but every bit of my DNA hopes to be a dad someday. (Soon!!!)

I live on a 12 acre homestead in So IN.  I keep chickens and goats and try to garden, but tackling the chores is difficult alone.

I recently left a regular 9-5 job in Louisville to chase my dream of running a food truck.  I built a wood fired pizza oven and have been working steadily at growing it the past few months.  

I'm prone to making some dumb mistake in a relationship, or running with blinders on when it comes to a project, but I respond well to honest communication and criticism. I know that I don't know it all. Even if I act like I do.

Ok, here are some pics.  I look forward to hearing from someone special soon.
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I'll help you bump :)

Looks like you have a neat life going on there! Hope you find a lady to join you in it!
 
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Springtime bump.
 
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I'm new to permies, but I saw your post and I'm intrigued. I have done the homestead thing before, but the partner didn't work out. Longing for that life again. Currently living in Bloomington.  52 and able bodied. Chat?
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Hope this works.
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It works!
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Don't worry, other people are bad at dating too. I have a bad habit of trying way too hard to be more sociable than my introverted self can really handle. Somehow being left alone to knead dough and feed chickens (which I like doing anyway) doesn't sound bad at all.
I am relatively nearby in southwestern Ohio, I built an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler I found the garbage and hatched quail, which I processed and cooked and ate. I'm good at weeding but I HATE DOING IT permaculture is so much better for that reason. I'm focused on food forests and would like to make extensive use of the native fruit trees, such as American persimmon, mulberry and pawpaw as well as incorporating weird stuff like goumi berry that won't outcompete native flora.
I'm 33, single, whitish and childless. I'm a bit of an outcast because I don't get into the shamanistic stuff like most of the local hippies do, and I don't pray to the republican party like most of the local christians do. I REALLY LIKE FOOD. I think your food truck is cool. I'm not cool enough to have an active account on an image hosting website, but I can email something if you are at some point interested.
 
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HI how are you? You still there?
 
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Hi there
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Autumnal equinox bump

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Oh MY! What nice basil you have there, sir!!

Bet that's not a standard response :)
Helping you bump this!
And I vote you wax that mustache into handlebars and add another picture :) Just because I'm weird. :D

How is the pizza oven bit going?
 
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Not really sure where pizza biz is heading.  I suffered a fire in my truck this spring.  I built a new truck but my heart isnt in it like it was.  Sooooo much damn work trying to do it by myself.
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J Scarnucci wrote: Not really sure where pizza biz is heading.  I suffered a fire in my truck this spring.  I built a new truck but my heart isnt in it like it was.  Sooooo much damn work trying to do it by myself.



That is really rough J.. I have a Chevrolet Express sitting in the backyard that needs a new motor put into it but without any real spousal support my heart just isn't in messing with it. Same van as yours is based on, mine is a 2003 3/4 ton cargo van. I imagine that eventually it'll get done, probably next spring. Could paint it up and fix the rust this fall, have most of the materials, but why bother?

Sounds like that's where you're at in a similar way as well.

Too bad you couldn't just take the pizza oven and put it on a small trailer, but then you'd need to have a commissary kitchen I'd imagine and that's more $$ there too.
 
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I was able to finish out the summer using my old oven though.
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Oh that sucks! I'm so sorry. :(

Your pizzas look yummy!
Your basil looks lush!
 
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I assume fall festivals for pizzas is done, did you do well at them? Did you have fun?
 
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Nah, the business is too hard to run by myself and achieve any amount of profitability.  I kept at it through Sept in order to honor my commitment to the winery I was at, but I think its done.
 
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:( I'm sorry to hear that. What is next in your life then?
 
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I still have GI Bill benefits to use up so I am trying to wrap up my degree.  Am taking a few Sustainability classes which have been interesting.

Ive also been asked to run a wood-fired pizza kitchen at a local brewery. We have tentatively agreed to move forward but nothing has been signed yet.  We'll see.
 
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Quarterly bump.
 
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Bump for S&Gs.
 
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Hey Mr Scarnucci!
What are your plans for this year?
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Hey Mr Scarnucci!
What are your plans for this year?
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Hi Pearl,

Thanks for the assist   ;)

After the food truck kinda fell apart I went back to finish my BS in History.  I graduate in May with a somewhat useless degree.  It was a joy to study but doesnt help in todays job market.  I hope to get back to biomedical equipment repair and keep my homestead going on the side.  Id consider relocating but thinking about selling this place makes my head and heart hurt.  Im still waiting for the universe to align me with someone else as crazy about chicken manure and goat shit as I am...
 
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